Dr. Herman Botero, DO

Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics  |  
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Age 43
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Dr. Herman Botero, DO
Dr. Botero has been in practice since 2009 and is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in hip and knee reconstruction and replacement. He is committed to providing the most current, successful treatment options that help relieve pain and restore function to his patients so that they can return to the active lifestyle they desire. Dr. Botero received his undergraduate degree from the City University of New York where he graduated cum laude. He received his medical education from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine graduating with honors. During medical school, he was commissioned as an Officer in the United States Army following the events of September 11, 2001. Dr. Botero received his orthopaedic surgery training at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. His military career continued at Fort Benning, Georgia where he provided orthopaedic surgical care to the Army's Rangers, Infantry and Armor soldiers and their families. He deployed to Iraq in 2010 as the orthopaedic surgeon with the 21st and the 256th Combat Support Hospitals in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. After his military service, Dr. Botero completed a Fellowship in Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement at Midwest Orthopaedics/Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. He was privileged to train under world-renowned surgeons who pioneered minimally invasive quadricep sparing knee replacement and minimally invasive anterior hip replacement techniques. These techniques help patients recover more quickly from surgery. Dr. Botero also focuses on partial knee replacement, revision hip and knee surgery, and on hip fracture care. Dr. Botero is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He joins Knoxville Orthopaedic Clinic with great enthusiasm and looks forward to becoming an integral part of the greater Knoxville community sharing his expertise in the field of Hip and Knee Reconstruction and Replacement.

260 Fort Sanders West Blvd Bldg 6

Knoxville, TN 37922

Contact Information

(865) 558-4400

Dr. Herman Botero, DO

Dr. Herman Botero, DO

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Botero's Experience

Dr. Botero's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fractured Lower Leg
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthropathy
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis


  • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Steroid Injection
  • Uni-Compartmental Knee Replacement
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • City University Ny
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1998
  • Ny Coll Of Osteo Med Ny Inst Of Tech Old Westbury
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • Brooke Army Medial Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Brooke Army Medial Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Rush University Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Botero's Reviews

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Dr. Botero's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
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  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
in Knoxville, TN |
Dr. Botero is an amazing surgeon who has the skill, training & experience to perform minimally invasive surgeries on the hips and knees. A relatively new way of replacing joints, the patient usually recovers much faster due replacement without muscle invasion. We are blessed to have Dr. Botero in Knoxville! In 2016 I had total hip replacement & was back at work in 4 wks. In Sept. 2017 I had total knee & am recovering quickly. Professional, patient-friendly & thorough describes Dr. Botero.
in Morristown, TN |
Dr. Botero did my right total hip replacement and I could not have had a better experience. His entire staff is very kind and professional. I went from taking a a handful of pain pills a day to being completely pain free thanks to Dr. Botero. I would recommend Dr. Botero to anyone suffering from hip or knee arthritis.
Tazewell, TN |
Dr. Botero did an excellent job on my hip replacement. I was walking without assistance in 10 days. Very professional. He and his staff were very attentive and available for any questions or issues. I breezed through this process. Very pleased!!!
in Crossville, TN |
Dr. Botero did my hip replacement 3 weeks ago. My recovery has been amazing and much easier than expected. I used a walker for a couple days, a cane for another 3 and then, I was on my way without any assistance. I had very little pain and did not need pain medication after a couple of days. I followed the well presented instructions in a notebook to the tee. I did all the exercises prior to surgery and after, along with physical therapy. I was driving in 12 days. Highly recommend KOC!!!
in Knoxville, TN |
I just had my second knee done by Dr. Botero and couldn't be more pleased with the results. I would highly recommend Dr. Botero and his staff. They are total professionals all the way.
in Crossville, TN |
Dr Botero is the best listener of any doctor I have ever had! He explained my condition and the surgery very thoroughly to me and answered all of my questions. He is a highly competent, compassionate, excellent surgeon. I highly recommend him.
in Powell, TN |
Dr. Botero was very thorough in explaining the procedure and what to expect before and after the surgery. Great personality and made me feel very comfortable. The surgery went smoothly and I've not had any problems. I highly recommend Dr. Botero. The staff was excellent, very courteous and kept me up-to-date on what I needed to do before and after surgery. I'm exceptionally please with the whole process.
in Knoxville, TN |
What you do 6 weeks after Hip replacement ? I Zip Lined ! I saw Dr Herman Botero with KOC today he said the X-rays looked great and said not a bad " Funky Monkey & Superman " on the zip line too ! I'm a 58 yr old landscaper & could not do my job any more because of Hip pain I saw Dr Botero and he said "Dude you need a hip" He did the surgery Nov. 28 2016 & Jan. 8th I went on a mission trip to Granada ,Nicaragua for the month & did a Zip Line trip while there too ! The Doc knows his stuff
in Mosheim, TN |
DR Botero is simply the best he is the Tom Brady of the orthopaedic world he done a fantastic job on my hip replacement i would highly recommend him to anyone you can relax and rest assured that when you come to in recovery after surgery that he has done the greatest job that can be done period
in Maryville, TN |
Dr. Botero (in Knoxville TN) did both right & left total knee replacements. Excellent surgical outcome! Very personable and professional. Extremely satisfied with his care!
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Dr. Botero accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
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Hospitals where Dr. Botero has admitting privileges

Physicians Regional Medical Center
900 E Oak Hill Ave
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Parkwest Medical Center
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Knoxville, TN 37923
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